Medical mega-congress set to arrive at HUNGEXPO in Budapest

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Medical mega-congress set to arrive at HUNGEXPO in Budapest

The ERA-EDTA (European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association) congress is coming to Budapest from 13-16 June 2019.

During the four-day congress, 9,000-10,000 delegates are expected to visit. The prestigious association of nephrology (science of the kidneys) rotates its European congress every year and HUNGEXPO won the bid with the support of the Hungarian Society of Nephrology.

It is 33 years since the event was last held in the Hungarian capital, and the city has changed significantly since, as has the size and scope of the event.

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Professor George Reusz, the congress president, commented: ”The congress will not only offer an exceptional scientific prog­ramme, but Budapest will also be seen at the city’s best time of the year.

“The rich history of the city combined with a vivid cultural milieu is wa­iting for the visitors of ERA-EDTA. The must-see attractions, modern gastronomy, the River Danube that divides the city with old and modern buildings side by side, provides a great environment for the 56th ERA-EDTA Congress.”

Gábor Ganczer, CEO of HUNGEXPO Budapest, said: “We are thrilled that Budapest is on the map of Europe’s mega size association congresses again. After Vienna, Madrid and Copenhagen, ERA-EDTA will come to us next year, thanks to several years of preliminary work.

“We have hosted and organised many large congresses with thousands of attendees in recent years, but ERA-EDTA will be very special. Almost 10,000 visitors are going to be staying in all of the major hotels in Budapest and will produce an impressive turnover of around 30,000 room nights.”

Stuart Wood is a news reporter across the Mash Media editorial portfolio. He writes for CMW alongside sister publications Conference News, Exhibition News, Access All Areas and Exhibition World.